12 Amazing Places To Visit In The South This Summer

1. DeSoto State Park, Alabama 

The 3,502-acre park provides lodging facilities including Mountain Chalets, Log and Rustic Cabins, Motel Rooms, and an Improved Campground with 94 full-hookup tent and RV sites. For the more adventurous, there are also Primitive Camping sites for tents as well as 2 backcountry campsites with shelters. No matter what type of lodging you might prefer or have need of, we have it!

2. Ocala National Forest, Florida

With dozens of campgrounds, ranging from full-service to primitive walk-in tent camping, scattered throughout the Ocala National Forest, plus a few cabins for large families and small groups, the Forest offers a variety of outdoor accommodations to suit all interests.

3. Blue Spring State Park, Florida

The park has plenty of picnic areas as well as three covered pavilions. Air-conditioned cabins and a full-facility campground are available for visitors interested in staying overnight.

4. Lake Bistineau State Park, Louisiana

Memorable for its upland mixed hardwood forest, its open waters, and its enchanting stands of cypress and tupelo trees, the park offers two boat launches, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, camping, cabins and excellent fishing.

5. Devils Fork State Park, South Carolina

Camping Information : Two campgrounds are located near the shores of Lake Jocassee.

Two vehicles are permitted per campsite. Additional vehicles will be charged an additional rate of $5.00 per vehicle per day to park in the overflow parking area. Overflow parking for campers is located in the day-use/picnic area.

6. Buffalo National River, Arkansas

Buffalo National River maintains numerous campgrounds throughout the park. The upper or western end of the park includes 5 campgrounds. The middle area of the river includes one developed campground at Tyler Bend.

The lower or eastern section of the river provides camping at Spring Creek, Buffalo Point, and Rush campgrounds.

7. Jekyll Island, Georgia 

The Jekyll Island Campground offers 18 wooded acres on the Island’s north end with 206 campsites, from tent sites to full hook-up, pull through RV sites with electricity, cable TV, water, and sewerage. Wi-Fi and DSL Internet is free for registered guests.

8. Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky 

There are few better ways to discover the pleasures and curiosities of the sunlit side of Mammoth Cave National Park than to camp among the trees or by the waters. The park offers campground options in three developed campgrounds and in more than a dozen primitive sites in the backcountry and along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Use the links to find out about the different campgrounds.

9. Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi

There are several options when it comes to staying overnight. The park offers 62 RV campsites, primitive campsite area, 6 cabins, 1 cottage, and a group camp facility. The campground is wooded and follows the edge of Haynes Lake. Cabins are located in the wooded area on rocky bluffs above Bear Creek.

10. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia 

There are four campgrounds in Shenandoah National Park.

Mathews Arm (mile 22.1)
Big Meadows (mile 51.2)
Lewis Mountain (mile 57.5)
Loft Mountain (mile 79.5)

11. Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia

With 19,000 acres of upland, 18 miles of undeveloped beach, 5 campgrounds, and thousands of years of history, there is a lot to see and do. Campers are limited to seven consecutive nights on the island.

12. Big Bend National Park, Texas 

At the end of the road, hundreds of bird species take refuge in a solitary mountain range surrounded by weather-beaten desert. Tenacious cactus bloom in the sublime southwestern sun and diversity of species is the best in the country. This magical place is Big Bend.

  • That photo Suzanne looks like Fort DeSoto Park, a county park in the Tampa/Clearwater area. It’s just that gorgeous and there is a dog beach and campgrounds with and without pet sites there too.

  • Jekyl Island, plan on holding your neighbor’s hands, as they pack you in like sardines, no thanks. Try Blythe Island or some others nearby for camping, and take your daily runs there if you wish to the Island. It’s a cram packed mad house rv park on the island.